India’s milk production tops 200 million tonnes, up 35 per cent since 2015-16

India’s milk production elevated by 35.04 per cent, in the course of the period of time between 2015-16 and 2020-21 to top 200 million tonnes (mt).

This facts was supplied in the Lok Sabha by Parshottam Rupala, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. In a individual response, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the US has agreed to resume Indian mango imports from this yr.

Karnataka led the 45 mt rise in milk production for the duration of the interval, although Uttar Pradesh is the prime producer in phrases of complete output.

In accordance to the provisional figures presented in the Lok Sabha, India’s milk output improved to 210 mt in 2020-21. The production was 155 mt in 2015-16

Karnataka’s milk production has noticed an increase of 72.39 for every cent (4.59 mt) during the period of time amongst 2015-16 and 2020-21. The state’s milk generation went up from 6.3 mt in 2015-16 to 10.9 mt in 2020-21.

Best producer

Though Uttar Pradesh remained the best producer of milk in the nation with 31.36 mt in 2020-21, the creation declined by 1.58 for each cent over 2019-20. Nevertheless, the creation was up by 18.84 for each cent (4.97 mt) in the course of the period amongst 2015-16 and 2020-21.

Barring 2017-18, milk creation was in a declining pattern in Kerala in all other years among 2015-16 and 2020-21. The general reduction in milk manufacturing was all over 1.15 lakh tonnes in the course of the six-12 months time period.

There was drop in creation in states these types of as Andhra Pradesh (3.60 per cent), Haryana (3.84 per cent), Uttarakhand (2.56 for every cent), Arunachal Pradesh (27.61 for every cent), Manipur (20.74 for every cent), and Sikkim (12.01 per cent) in 2020-21 when compared to 2019-20.

To a query in Lok Sabha on the steps taken by the Govt to maximize milk production in the region, Rupala claimed the Governing administration has been utilizing some important Central sector and Centrally-sponsored schemes to enrich milk generation.

The Govt has been applying Rashtriya Gokul mission due to the fact 2014 for the improvement and conservation of indigenous breeds, genetic upgradation of bovine population and enhancement of milk production and efficiency of bovines, therefore earning milk production a lot more remunerative to farmers engaged in dairying.&#13

He said the countrywide programme for dairy enhancement aims to greatly enhance the excellent of milk and milk products and solutions and maximize share of arranged milk procurement.

Mango exports

To a query on India’s mango exports to US, Tomar claimed the US has agreed to resumption of export of mangoes from India from the period 2022.

He stated a phyto-sanitary framework arrangement has been signed between the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the United Point out Division of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal and Plant Wellness Inspection Company – on resuming export of mangoes from India.

Further, a framework settlement has been signed involving the Division of Plant Security, Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the USDA for agriculture current market obtain.

He claimed the resumption of export of mangoes will result in elevated cash flow for farmers.

Garlic generation

Tomar mentioned the states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and Assam are major in garlic manufacturing in the state.

As per the 3rd sophisticated estimates for 2020-21, garlic manufacturing in the country went up to 3.18 mt from 1.61 mt in 2017-18, an improve of 97.51 per cent.

A main section of garlic output came from Madhya Pradesh. In 2017-18, Madhya Pradesh’s garlic production was at 4.05 lakh tonnes from an place of 92,500 hectares. The third highly developed estimates for 2020-21 showed the state’s garlic output at 1.95 mt from an spot of 1.90 lakh hectares.

Banana output

In an additional reply, Tomar mentioned the total acreage of banana manufacturing in the country stood at 9.23 lakh hectares (3rd innovative estimates) in 2020-21 as against 8.83 lakh hectares in 2017-18.

Banana production in the place has been greater to 33.3 mt in 2020-21 (3rd sophisticated estimates) from 30.8 mt in 20217-18.

Though India accounts for 15.5 per cent spot of worldwide banana manufacturing, the country’s contribution to the world wide output is 25.58 per cent.

He mentioned the Centre has created price-included merchandise and also produced an export protocol for delivery through sea to decrease the price of transport for ‘Nendran’, ‘Red banana’ and ‘Grand Nain banana’ to Middle East and European international locations. This resulted in area enlargement and elevated productivity, Tomar claimed stated.

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February 09, 2022